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Blush Over Orange is the New Black

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Aside from the absolute horrendous opening credits that everyone should fast-forward (every. time.), this provocative female drama is modern magic. Mixed with flashbacks reminiscent of Lost, witty banter straight out of a Sorkin production, and too many shock factors to even keep count–it’s no mystery why girls everywhere are madly obsessing. Read More

The Female Double Bind

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The Double Bind:

An emotionally distressing response as a result of two conflicting messages

Yeah, I think we know something about that.

Call it what you want: Hobson’s choice, a Catch 22, damned if you do, damned if you don’t—whatever figure of speech you prefer, it’s all the same. Society expects one thing, but then demands another. Exhausting.

Even with all the research in the world, these double binds do not even need to be proven by science—we live them every day. Think about something as simple as salary. Women rightfully ask for equal pay, and as a result are then called pushy (or possibly even fired). If we choose to ignore the disparity, we keep our jobs stable and coworkers friendly while we ignore our own self-worth. And that’s just one example.

From personality to advocacy, females are stuck between a rock and a hard place. We found four major female double binds affecting women, however, there are many more lurking in the waters. As women, it’s our job to find them, share them, and fight them. Let’s get started.

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6 Tips for Moms Raising Teen Daughters

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This Mother’s Day, Blush wants to give you a bouquet of cyber hugs and kisses, some of our most valuable information for free, and a surprise waiting for you after you finish reading! It’s our gift to you.

We are an all female team of life coaches who work with teen girls across the globe. We love working with our girls, and we  love it even more when moms jump in, too! Mother-daughter relationships are incredibly important for teen girls’ self-esteem, so we want to do everything to help strengthen these bonds. Typically, we help via life coaching, but today, we have some tips written out for every mom! (We are SURE some of you are wondering what life coaching even is, so before we get to the tips…)

What is life coaching? At Blush, life coaching is a creative process that inspires girls to achieve their full potential. We teach life skills, set goals, and motivate for the future. Blush understands her. We don’t label, critique, or make her feel crazy. Teen life coaching is the new cutting-edge way to help teens get a head start on life. And Blush makes it easy and affordable by connecting with teens on their home turf: online.  Personal growth is hot, diagnosis is not!

Without further ado, here is your Mother’s Day gift from Blush!

Here are some tips for you moms out there raising teen daughters.

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6 Things that Plague Girls Self-Esteem

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Having the freedom to rock lime green nail polish and a pencil skirt at the same time is a blessing…

 

…and clearly that’s just the tip of the iceberg (and my own strange taste). Girls have an uncanny ability to feel, express, and communicate. CNN has reported higher female college graduation rates for many years (we’re smarty pants) and, as shown by SNL and summer blockbusters, we are practically taking over comedy (we’re funny too!).  Of course, those are just a few examples of our fabulous qualities.  We excel in almost every facet of American culture, and every decade we make greater and greater strides to protect and expand our rights (basically…we’re awesome).

However, being a girl cannot be condensed to a shade of nail polish or Tina Fey (love ya girl).  We have our challenges too, and this is where Blush wants to help. As girls, we seem to have various tendencies that we all must overcome in order to help our self-esteem.  Our thought is that awareness of these negative habits will help us all get there faster. This list is for you to decide what challenges you the most, and to work on it for the New Year. Girls self-esteem might be challenged constantly in everyday life, but we’re here to remind you how awesome you are. Remember, you’re not alone. Blush is here to help you sort through any of the following challenges, because we’ve had to deal with them too! Read More